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Posted on February 1, 2024

Calico Homes unveils new community driven approach for funding of local projects

Calico Homes is putting power in residents’ hands with new a scheme that gives residents a chance to lead on projects that will benefit the community, bid for funding, and then to vote on which projects will get the go-ahead.

Whether it’s a grassroots football team, community children’s group or a knit and natter group, “Calico Community Choice: Your Voice, Your Budget” aims to give members of the community the support they need to make much-needed local projects become a reality.

And it will be the community themselves who will decide which projects receive the money; every Calico Homes customer will be able to vote for the best projects though Calico Community Choice.

Funding requests can be made by individuals and new or established community groups. The Community Investment Team at Calico Homes will work to connect them with suitable partners who can support the activity to become a reality.

After proposals are made, residents can vote on which community projects benefit them most. The project with the most votes will be brought to life by Calico Homes through their community budget. Regular updates will be given to residents on the progress of investment to residents.

The Community Investment Team at Calico Homes will be hosting regular events at community centres across Burnley for tenants to get involved in the Community Choice initiative. Details of how to vote will be shared in coming weeks.

Emmy Dickinson, Community Engagement Officer at Calico Homes’ Community Investment Team said: “We’re really excited about this project and cannot wait to see what potential projects will receive funding in our communities.

We’re committed to giving our customers and Burnley communities every opportunity to work with us. We firmly believe that customers should decide what is best for their community and what projects and groups are needed.”

If you want to be involved in this project, please get in touch at: Customers@Calicohomes.org.uk

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